Illinois Agricultural Education & FFA   Contact               
  Illinois Ag Ed News  
   View All Messages  
  Final Reminder- FCAE Professional Development Workshop and Highland Greenhand and Discovery Conference  
  Jay Solomonson  9/30/2019 3:55:00 PM  

*Sent to all schools in District 1 and Sections 6 and 7.

Just a reminder that the deadline to register for the FCAE Professional Development Workshop at Highland Community College on October 8 is tomorrow Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and the deadline to register students for the Highland Community College Greenhand and Discovery Conference is this Friday, October 4, 2019. Please see details below.

Highland Community College Greenhand and Discovery Conference

Highland Community College will be hosting a Greenhand and Discovery Conference on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.  Please see information regarding this event below.

Purpose:       To introduce FFA members to the opportunities available in the FFA organization, learn
                     skills to becoming a successful leader, and meet other FFA members from NW Illinois.

When:             Tuesday October 8, 2019

                        Registration begins at 4:30 pm

                        Welcome and meal begins at 5:00 pm

Where:            Student Conference Center (Building H)

                       Highland Community College Campus

                       2998 W Pearl City Road Freeport, IL 61032


Who:               All Junior High and first-year High School FFA members

Cost:                $3 per person to cover meal expense

                        Please make checks payable to Eastland FFA

Please RSVP with numbers by Friday October 4, 2019 to: Cynthia Feltmeyer, Eastland High School (815)493-6341;

FCAE Professional Development In-services

 The professional development workshops will run simultaneous with the Greenhand workshops. There are no costs for these workshops and dinner will be provided by our hosts.  Registration for the professional development is MANDATORY to ensure enough supplies and materials are ordered for the participants.  Space is limited so place register early.


The topics chosen for the workshop include:


Workshop 1- Reading Strategies Wheel with Liz Harris and Madelyn Hubble

Do you find yourself always falling back on and using the same reading strategies in your classroom? In this workshop, participants will learn about a variety of reading and literacy strategies and how to incorporate them into your existing agricultural instruction.  Participants of this workshop will walk away with a Reading Strategy Wheel (as seen on the Facebook Illinois Ag Ed Discussion Lab and at IAVAT Conference) to enhance this aspect of their curriculum.


Workshop 2- Agriscience Fair for All

Agriscience fair novices or notables are welcome at this workshop. Learn the basics and more of student driven agriscience fair projects in the classroom including set up, organization, and timing. Participants will leave understanding how to guide researchers in the classroom and as FFA competitors.


Workshop 3- NEW Land-use Career Development Event Practice Problems

Are you struggling with the new FFA Land-use contest?  Are you not sure of how to complete the new scorecard?  Participants of this workshop go through a practice problem using the new format in addition to receiving other practice problems they will be able to use with their students as they prepare for the upcoming section and state land use career development event this fall.


The deadline to register for the D1 Professional Development Workshop at Highland Community College will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.  The registration link is below. 

Jay Solomonson
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 309-863-5091 Cell: 309-798-6571
Address: 1601 52nd Ave #8, Moline, IL 61265
About Ag Ed
Who We Are
Secondary/HS Programs
Colleges & Universities
About Illinois FFA
Award Programs & Scholarships
Career & Leadership Events
Illinois FFA Newsletter
College Students
Ag Career Websites
Educator Resources
Ag Ed Advocacy
Ag Ed Careers
Career & Leadership Events
Professional Development
Postsecondary Instructors
Illinois Teach Ag
About the Alumni
Join the FFA Alumni
Illinois FFA Alumni Council
Alumni Annual Meeting
Student Scholarships
About the Foundation
Ways to Give
How Can You Help
Past Member? Reconnect!
  Copyright Illinois Agricultural Education & FFA © 2020. All rights reserved.
Website designed by Wieghat Graphics, Inc.